Giving Back

Buffalo Exchange is a sustainable business that works to protect the environment by reusing and recycling clothing. We are also committed to devoting charitable contributions to the communities and environments in which we operate.

Tokens for Bags®

Embracing reusable bags, Buffalo Exchange offers customers tokens instead of disposable bags at the time of purchase. Shoppers select one of three local charities to receive their token. For each token Buffalo Exchange donates five cents to that charity. Since its creation in 1994, Buffalo Exchange’s Tokens for Bags® program has saved 11.5 million bags from polluting the environment and raised nearly $577,700 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations.

Earth Day

Since 1997, Buffalo Exchange celebrates Earth Day with its annual Earth Day $1 Sale; a one-day, company-wide event. All proceeds from the sale of $1 items go to environmental causes, raising over $460,000 to date. Buffalo Exchange raised $40,050 for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum at our 2014 Earth Day $1 Sale.

Coats for Cubs

Recommended by The Humane Society of the United States, Buffalo Exchange’s annual Coats for Cubs fur drive collects real furs to provide bedding for orphaned and injured wildlife. Since 2006, Buffalo Exchange, with the help of customers, has collected and distributed nearly 10,000 furs to wildlife rehabilitators nationwide. For fur donation information, visit CoatsForCubs.org.

Arts Award

In 1994, Buffalo Exchange founders Kerstin and Spencer Block created an arts fund through the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. This fund, the Buffalo Exchange Arts Award, annually honors emerging artists in the performing arts, visual arts, and those who have made outstanding contributions to the arts through education, organization, or advocacy. Since its inception, $180,000 has been awarded to the inspirational artists of southern Arizona.